41-42 SUPER Gene Krupa-Radio King 6.5 snare

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 24,2011
  • Channel: Online Auction
An Absolutely GORGEOUS 6.5 Radio King, Chrome,16 lug that I bought from the original owner who bought it brand new in early 1942. This is the very first model Super GK Radio King ! It is complete and near mint (including the ball-end T/O extension rod), nearly flawless rims/hardware and, though yellowed a bit, beautiful wrap and perfect early badge. A somewhat rare size for this era snare. Screw type snare gates and "SLINGERLAND" stamp on both T/O arm "clam" and snares. Also has the original heads on it (batter complete with assorted fingernail polish cigarette burn repairs. Snare head, however, has split at bearing edge). I will state up front that I truly do not want to sell this but have to. This snare is just as its first owner left it after joining the War effort in the mid 40's. He was studying with Sanford Moeller and a good friend of Gene's (who, on request, picked out a complete set of Zildians for him too!). Yes, there is a reserve because I just can't leave this to the "parting-out" wolves. It needs to stay as it is and go to someone who will value it almost as much as I do but who is not relying on the music BIZ to make a living! I also do have a photo of him playing this (and the matching set) but it is buried somewhere back in the drum rooms.If interested, I will continue to try to dig it out. Payment MUST be received within 48 hours of auction's ending or will be re-listed. Thanks for even checking it out.
IMPORTANT NOTE !: There will be NO known shipping amount until everything is finalized , boxed up and shipping amount gotten from Post Office. eBay's "instant" invoice is NOT going to be anywhere near accurate ! The weight amount is only an estimate. I ONLY charge the ACTUAL shipping rate so whatever invoice you get from eBay, don't just pay it. Quite likely that it is incorrect. Please wait for an invoice that i send you personally. It will say "ACCURATE" on it. If you don't wait, you may have overpaid (I keep extra ) or underpaid (I need to receive correct payment amount before shipping anything). Local Pick-up OK too.

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